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Established in 2001, the College of Commercial Arbitrators is a national organization of commercial arbitrators providing a meaningful contribution to the profession, the public and to the businesses and lawyers who depend on commercial arbitration as a primary means of dispute resolution.
CCA promotes the highest standards of conduct, professionalism and ethical practice, develops “best practices,” and provides peer training and professional development.
The College provides interaction and communication in the profession, and offers an easy means to identify those individuals whose professional training and experience qualify them to undertake the most complex and difficult arbitration assignments.
The Final Protocols from the National Summit on Business-to-Business Arbitration are Now Available!
In 2008 the College began planning for a National Summit on Business-to-Business Arbitration to be held the following year in conjunction with the College's Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Many Fellows, and colleagues from outside the College, worked hard on preparations for this event. The Summit was held on October 30, 2009, was attended by nearly 200 leaders in the major arbitration constituencies - in-house counsel, outside counsel, arbitration providers and arbitrators - and was a resounding success. Thereafter, CCA Fellow and nationally-recognized arbitration scholar Tom Stipanowich spearheaded the effort to prepare a written document that reflected the insights, conclusions and recommendations generated by the Summit. We are pleased and honored to make available that document, entitled:
THE COLLEGE OF COMMERCIAL ARBITRATORS PROTOCOLS FOR EXPEDITIOUS, COST-EFFECTIVE COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION: Key Action Steps for Business Users, Counsel, Arbitrators & Arbitration Provider Institutions.
This document is in the process of being printed for distribution to CCA Fellows and Summit participants. In addition, the document will appear as an appendix to the Second Edition of the College's Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration. A downloadable PDF version of the final Protocols is also available by clicking here.
During the past year the Summit Protocols have been the subject of nearly two dozen presentations across the country and more are scheduled in the future. (Click here to download a listing.) Yet there remains much to do to see that these Protocols are widely implemented, thereby restoring commercial arbitration to its rightful place as a litigation alternative widely valued for its speed and economy. If you are interested in working on the College's Summit Implementation Committee, please contact incoming Committee Co-Chairs John Hinchey (email@example.com) and Jim Durham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The National Summit and the College's publication of the resulting Protocols represent major achievements in fulfillment of the College's Mission to promote the highest standards of professionalism, best practices and peer training and development in commercial arbitration. All CCA Fellows should feel justifiably proud of these accomplishments.
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